University of Nebraska at Omaha — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 16, 2021. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a related field. We will also consider ABD candidates who anticipate earning their degree prior to August 2021. Candidates should demonstrate their potential for, or achievement in: developing a strong research agenda (e.g., publications in high impact criminology and criminal justice journals, securing external funding); doing applied criminal justice research (i.e., engaging in funded research with criminal justice agencies and organizations); teaching and mentoring students; and promoting and enhancing diversity – including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The area of specialization for the position is policing.

UNO is a premier metropolitan university and has been designated a Doctoral Granting Research University by the Carnegie Foundation. Located in the heart of Omaha adjacent to city parks and thriving neighborhoods, the UNO campus has a growing student population with more than 15,000 students. New student housing, ongoing expansion and renovation of buildings, and strong NCAA Division I sports add to a rich campus life.

SCCJ is a nationally recognized Ph.D. granting program with courses offered on the Omaha and Lincoln campuses in the University of Nebraska system. This position is assigned to the Omaha campus. We offer degrees at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. SCCJ has approximately 950 majors and 100 graduate students at the Masters and Doctoral level. SCCJ has excellent resources to support faculty research, strong ties to local and state criminal justice agencies, including opportunities to work with the SCCJ’s legislatively funded Nebraska Center for Justice Research, and the Juvenile Justice Institute. The typical teaching load for research active faculty is two classes per semester (2/2).

Omaha is a dynamic and energetic city with approximately 1 million people residing in the metropolitan area. A strong economy coupled with a lower than average cost of living made it one of the 15 best affordable places to live in the US in 2019. Excellent schools, numerous cultural events, outdoor activities, and an active riverfront and downtown area highlight the strong community spirit of this Midwest gem.

To apply, submit an application letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references to the UNO Human Resources website ( Direct inquiries about the search to: Dr. Justin Nix, Search Committee Chair ( Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among the faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.